rotten ADJECTIVE 1) suffering from decay. 2) corrupt. 3) informal very bad or unpleasant.
ADVERB informal very much: your mother spoiled you rotten.
DERIVATIVES rottenness noun.
ORIGIN Old Norse.

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  • rottenness — is spelt with two ns …   Modern English usage

  • Rottenness — Rotten Rot ten, a. [Icel. rotinn; akin to Sw. rutten, Dan. radden. See {Rot}.] Having rotted; putrid; decayed; as, a rotten apple; rotten meat. Hence: (a) Offensive to the smell; fetid; disgusting. [1913 Webster] You common cry of curs! whose… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rottenness — noun see rotten I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rottenness — See rottenly. * * * …   Universalium

  • rottenness — noun The quality of being rotten …   Wiktionary

  • rottenness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being decayed: breakdown, decay, decomposition, deterioration, disintegration, putrefaction, putrescence, putridness, rot, spoilage. See BETTER, THRIVE …   English dictionary for students

  • rottenness — rot·ten·ness || rÉ‘tnɪs / rÉ’t n. decay, state of being spoiled, state of putrefaction, state of decomposition …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rottenness — rot·ten·ness …   English syllables

  • rottenness — noun 1. in a state of progressive putrefaction • Syn: ↑putrescence, ↑putridness, ↑corruption • Derivationally related forms: ↑rotten, ↑putrid (for: ↑putridness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • þreax — ? ( ?/ ?) rottenness, rubbish, refuse; [ON þrekkr] …   Old to modern English dictionary

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